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Considering eBike for my wife
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I'm strongly considering an eBike for my wife. The main reason is because she would be allowed by law to use it in bike lanes and paths. This would present her with a much safer way of commuting…Continue

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Anne Alt replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"The freakishly rare part was referring to very serious injuries. I see plenty of minor crashes and near misses. Yasmeen  - Sorry to hear about the nerve damage from your crash. Yours and all the other crashes are good reasons to slow down when…"
yesterday
Jim Reho replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Very nice, though."
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"http://www.eprodigybikes.com/products.aspx e prodigy Logan $2,599, and $$ for a second battery pack. Three grand plus. . ."
yesterday
Jim Reho replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Three grand?  I have to admit I was looking at e-bikes on CL and I just saw some near Milwaukee, Trex FX+ e-bikes, used for a really low price.  Probably showroom or demo models.  I was tempted.  I'm saving an old Trek…"
yesterday
Brian Marquis replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"I'm sorry to hear that you were injured. Unfortunately we don't have eyes in the back of our head. It is the responsibility of the approaching rider to do so safely. I'm certain you were not behaving in a fashion that was entirely…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Unfortunately, there are crashes on LFP and they are a lot more common than you think. It's a congested path only made worse when bikes speed through the busiest sections. Back in the 90s, I got hit from behind by a cyclist who was speeding…"
Tuesday
Anne Alt replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"FYI - There have been some bike-on-bike crashes on the lakefront trail that involved serious injury. It's not common, but it happens. Occasionally there are other types of crashes, like a person getting launched by a dog leash stretched across…"
Tuesday
Brian Marquis replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"I am a Roadie myself. I train hard for several charity endurance rides each year, helping to raise funds for causes like Parkinson's or cancer research. I routinely commute to work at 20mph down the LFP in the morning. I also have brakes and…"
Tuesday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Ah, yup Jim, I watched the video but then I ff>> thru it, it's kinda long and boring and lonely there. it sure ain't like Milwaukee Avenue during rush. The only other cyclist I see in the beginning, he was going ~ 26mph when he…"
Tuesday
Jim Reho replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Tom, did you watch the video of this guy comparing his e-bike ride to a car trip?  I'd like to hear your comments about the speeds he achieves in the marked bike lanes.  Also, the study cited in the article compares e-bikes not to…"
Tuesday
Yasmeen replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"What a great Instagram. Thanks for sharing. So good to see the kids so happy and outside with you. Yeah, I seem to get happier as I get further into the 30 days and there are more nice days than bad. "
Monday
Elsbeth Cool replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"I put lots of our bike adventures up on instagram, and we've been enjoying the 30 Days of Biking fun. https://www.instagram.com/elsbethcool/"
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
Monday
Yasmeen replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Elsbeth, That's so awesome! I'd love to see some pics of you with groceries and kids out there riding.  There are also people that do long distance commutes that find an eBike option to be a good fit for them. I think any time we are…"
Monday
Elsbeth Cool replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Brian, I ride an e-assisted cargo bike, and haven't ever had anyone give me trouble on paths or bike lanes. I don't think most people even notice the electric assist (but they do notice the loud, nasty gas-powered ones that give the rest…"
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"https://veloaporter.com/2017/04/22/e-bikes-for-everyone-comparisons-of-a-few/ "It is possible to change people's minds and perceptions, even one's own. It just has to be done in tbe right way." Sarah Imm,…"
Monday

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Need registration for Apple Cider Century
My first bike:
Raleigh Ravenio

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